Blue-Green Algae – a summertime swimming danger to dogs. If your dog likes jumping in lakes – be sure that you know when you should definitely NOT let them swim.

This week’s record high temperatures are causing toxic blue-green algae blooms in many¬† lakes, streams and ponds.

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) says people should be on the lookout for water that looks like pea soup, or that contains green, blue, white, red or brown scum.

The DNR is advising people to stay out of water that looks suspicious and make sure children or pets do not swim in or drink water that’s affected.

Here is a link to a good article on Blue-Green Algae in pets by Dr.Justine Lee of Pet Poison Helpline:

http://www.petmd.com/blogs/thedailyvet/jlee/2012/may/bluegreen_algae_poisonous_to_dogs#.T_hpwXBSnZz

Here is information directly from Pet Poison Helpline:

http://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/poison/blue-green-algae/

 

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